Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Micromax Canvas HD A116 full review

Micromax Canvas HD , the name is enough to remind that how much boom and news headlines, this device has created. Prediction over this device started from early January this year , named as Canvas 3 , enthusiasts predicted about the screen size , battery , resolution and operating system. On the same note , end of January , Micromax officially announced Micromax Canvas HD A 116 and they stated about the availability also. Device is up in the market from 14 February but still most of the users did not got the device to put on their hands as the device is out of stock from the same night.
Device has overpassed the expectation of manufacturers and were sold on the same release night and within the hours.
"Kunal Bahl" co-founder and CEO of Snapdeal confirmed that 25 units were sold every 1 minute.

Micromax Canvas HD A116 is the latest offering from Micromax in its Canvas Series of Phablet (we are calling it phablet because of its massive 5"inch screen).

Look and Feel :
Look of this device is Very impressive , build quality is much better than Micromax Canvas 2 . Some Websites claims that user's first impression is just WOW and they cant believe to get such feel from a Indian Brand like Micromax. Back cover is shiny plastic body that attracts finger print. Volume rocker is put at the right hand side and start,screen out ,shutdown button is at the left.
Battery charging and 3.5 mm jack is at the top.
Canvas HD has been crafted beautifully , edges are given a curve look and with massive Full HD display makes it look gorgeous.

Display and Resolution :
Canvas HD has 5 Inch HD IPS screen that has the resolution of 1280*720  with the impressive 320 ppi.
Screen is given Soda lime screen protection to protect the screen from accidental damages. With the HD display , reading text or watching videos or browsing net all seems very bright and full of colours.

Processor and RAM :
5"Inch HD display enabled Canvas HD is powered by 1.2 Ghz Quadcore  Mediatek 6589 Arm A7 processor along with the dedicated PowerVR series 5XT GPU for better Gaming and Videos.
Micromax Canvas HD has 1GB of RAM to cater all your needs and to provide much better multitasking abilities. Device has 4 GB ROM in which 1.77 GB is user accessible , there is a micro SD card slot that supports 32 GB for people who loves to carry their world with them.
have a look at the Benchmark test for Micromax canvas HD to find out the stamina of Processor and GPU.

Operating System and SIM slot :
Micromax A 116 Canvas HD is running on Google's latest Jelly bean 4.1.2  Android operating system and will receive the update to 4.2 also. Google has provided many new features in Jelly bean version such as Voice command , zero or no lag in screen transition , better camera functionality and enhanced battery life.

Micromax has made no compromise in putting both personal and official life in one handset, the device supports 2 GSM SIM at the same time. Both SIM works together and both are 3G ready.

Camera and Multimedia :
Canvas HD is embedded with 8 MP primary snapper that is capable of taking 1080p@30 fps video's.
Camera is same with Micromax Canvas 2 in terms of MP but company has promised that Canvas HD camera will work much better than Canvas 2. Dual LED flash is provided to take the good pictures in low light conditions. 8 MP snapper is capable of taking 99 pics in one go to find out the best one for you. Front facing camera is provided for Video chat. Secondary camera is 2 MP and that can shoot video's upto 720p. check out the camera overview of Canvas HD here
Have a look at the video quality of Canvas HD uploaded by Igyaan team :

Canvas HD can play HD videos with ease , it supports a number of format like MP4, 3GP, FLV, AVI,WMV etc by using any app from Play store. Device is bundled with many Google play store apps along with Micromax's own M-store and M zone+ also.

Battery and Connectivity Option :
Handling massive screen with lot of multitasking requires a big power house. Micromax Canvas HD comes with a 2000mAh battery that is capable of crossing a day with average work, smoothly.
Battery can last for 5 hour of non stop talk time . Standby duration is about 175 Hours. We can expect a little big battery to increase these statistics.

In terms of connectivity , Canvas HD has all at the latest. Have a look at the details :

  • Bluethooth V4.0 with A2DP
  • Micro USB v2.0
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n , WiFi Hot spot
  • Download speed upto 42 Mbps and 11 Mbps uploading speed (more)
  • FM radio
  • Direct connectivity with Pendrive 

Price :
Most important factor behind the success of this Handset is its Price. At the launch time , it was expected to be priced at 15000/- Rs but when it actually launched on 14 February on Snapdeal , it was priced at 13990/- Only. The device is out of stock at all places and advance booking for 20 days had already closed. We are waiting for news about the another lot of handset.

Sources : Igyaan , Digit , Internet